Diastasis Rehab Splint®
Designed specifically to treat Diastasis Recti, a common condition on women, men and children.
$50.00 — $52.00
The splint is specifically designed to treat diastasis recti, a common condition on women, men and children. Its purpose is to help bring together the two halves of the outermost abdominal muscle (Recti) putting the connective tissue in a better position to heal, and making the Tupler Technique® exercises more effective.
When to Wear Splint:
Wear the splint ALL the time, even when you sleep. It can be worn next to the skin or over a fitted undergarment to hold it in place better. If you are long waisted or have a big belly you may want to wear two splints.
Difference Between our splints and Other Abdominal Binders:
The purpose of a girdle or abdominal binder is compression or bringing the abdominal muscles back towards the spine. The purpose of the Diastasis Rehab Splint® is to approximate or pull the two halves of the muscles closer together putting them in a better position both to work and to heal. Wearing the splint will not weaken your muscles as long as you are doing the exercises. It will get your muscles in a position to work more effectively when doing the Tupler Technique® exercises. The Tupler Technique® trains your core muscle to do the work of bringing your belly to the spine for a flat tummy.
Wearing the splint is just ONE of the 4 steps of the Tupler Technique®. Just wearing the splint will not close your diastasis – you must do all 4 steps of the program.
How to Measure to Determine Size
GET THE RIGHT SIZE
You will need to take two measurements to get your correct size.
- Your upper back from one underarm to the other underarm. This is the most important measurement. You do not want the pad of the splint to be too big. If it rests on the front of your belly it does not allow much room to pull the muscles together.
- The circumference of your body over your belly button. Measure in the evening when your belly is the largest. Your muscles should be relaxed when you measure. Waist size does not determine belly size.
If you do not have a measuring tape, measure with a piece of string and then measure the string with a ruler.
Please look at the chart below since it gives your back size and circumference size. If your circumference size is larger than the range on the chart, then the arms of the splint need to be longer. For this reason we have developed Extenders. They Velcro on to the ends of each of the three arms to make them longer. These extenders are also ideal during pregnancy so you can wear your same splint during the second and third trimester.
After a couple of weeks of doing the exercises your belly will become smaller and the elastic arms of your splint may become longer. Just put a hem in the arms to make them smaller.
|Upper Back Size||Circumference of body over belly button||Your size is a perfect||If your circumference is greater than the number below, then you may need to buy a set of Extenders to make the arms longer.|
|10-12″||24-27||extra small||28 or higher|
|13-16||28-34||small||35 or higher|
|17-19||35-38||medium||39 or higher|
|20-22″||39-42||large||43 or higher|
|23-25||43-46||extra large||47 or higher|
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR WEARING A SPLINT:
Sometimes it is best not to wear a Diastasis Rehab Splint®. When you bring the two separated muscles together you will be putting the displaced abdominal organs back to their original position. This may cause pressure on the organs above (heart) and below (pelvic floor) them. If you have any heart conditions it is best to not wear a splint. You can still do the exercises and “hold” a splint when doing the seated and backlying exercises and heal your separation, just a bit more slowly.
If you have any type of prolapses you can wear the splint if you do not feel pressure on your pelvic floor. If you do feel pressure, then just “hold” a splint when doing the seated or backlying exercises. If you are wearing the splint, make sure it is not too tight. Make sure you do the following when you do the exercises:
1. Count out loud. Holding your breath puts pressure on the pelvic floor and weak connective tissue.
2. Engage both the abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor muscles when doing the seated and backlying exercises.
3. Decrease the amount of repetitions of the contracting exercises from 100 to 25 or less.
Please limit taking on and off the splint to no more than 3-4 times a day. Continuously pulling the hook velcro off the loop velcro will prevent it from sticking. Velcro does wear out. That is the nature of velcro if you overuse it. The hook part of the velcro takes away the threads on the loop part of the velcro. So adjust it instead of pulling the hook off the loop.
Check out this video to learn how to put the splint on!